Last month’s memorial for the 13 service members killed outside of the Kabul, Afghanistan airport in August was a fitting memorial to those service members who paid the ultimate price with their lives.

The display in The Irma with the names of those killed above combat boots received donations of almost $4,000 which The Irma generously matched.

And Downrange Warriors is a fitting organization to receive the $7,994 donated to the memorial.

Many veterans expressed frustration about the handling of the withdrawal from Afghanistan and the goal of Downrange Warriors is to assist veterans in crisis and to improve mental health.

The donated funds will assist in the Downrange Warriors organization’s goal of trying new therapies to assist veterans.

Some of the money will be used to send veterans to an out-of-area hospital to try a new, promising therapy or to participate in the Mighty Oaks intensive therapy program in California.

For veterans in need of short-term or long-term healing, or for those wishing to become an active advocate for veterans, you can become a partner by going to

If you wish to contribute financially, you can donate online at or by mail at P.O. Box 2251, Cody, Wy., 82414.

America’s veterans and Downrange Warriors are truly worthy of your support.

Next Thursday, Nov., 11, Veterans Day, is an apropos time to remember those who served so that your freedoms can be guaranteed.


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